FOOD & DRINK

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Bon Appétit

In Fine California Style Chef Michael Hung presents grown-up poolside dining at Viviane Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Viviane Stepping into the crisp, colorful minimalism of Viviane, one can’t help but contrast it with the current...

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Historic Haute Spot

Downtown LA’s Redbird serves modern cuisine in a former cathedral space Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Mary Costa and Dylan + Jeni Carved into the rectory of Vibiana, one of downtown LA’s most historic buildings, Redbird is the result ...

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Rose In Bloom

Chef Jason Neroni reimagines an iconic Venice eatery Written by Constance Dunn | Photos Courtesy of Rose Café-Restaurant For decades, the original Rose Café-Restaurant, tucked away on the corner of Rose Avenue, and steps from Main Street, served as a q...

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Hometown Homage

Birch elevates the dining scene on the Cahuenga Corridor Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Birch A nod to the copse of birch trees in his hometown of Nottingham, England, chef Brendan Collins’ restaurant, Birch, reflects two decades of expe...

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A Bowl and a...

A little green hut that’s become a favorite among health-conscious South Bay snackers Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason In Brazil, the word ‘natureba’ roughly translates to someone who likes to live as close to nature as poss...

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Innovation and Comfort at...

Chef Tyler Gugliotta’s brand of globally influenced cuisine breathes fresh life into the South Bay dining scene Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Lori Stokoe except where noted Stepping into Baran’s 2239 less than a month after its official...

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Spartina Reinvented

A new haute spot welcomes diners on Melrose Avenue Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Spartina A nod to his New York restaurant of the same name opened in the ‘90s, Spartina is the latest concept by veteran chef Stephen Kalt, who was previou...

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Brunch & The Broad

Contemporary art and elevated rustic dining coexist in Los Angeles’ cultural corridor Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Otium Rooted in Latin, the word otium refers to a place where time can be spent on leisurely social activities. Nestled ...

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Food Cleanse Frenzy

Look beyond juice for a well-rounded detox by Beaming Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Beaming Just four years ago, Lisa Odenweller decided to launch her organic superfood café, Beaming, in San Diego, with the goal of helping people realize...

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Modern Mediterranean

A Taste of Cyprus lands on Broadway Written by Michelle Lyn | Photos Courtesy of Acuna-Hansen Cyprus’s Loss is The Westside’s Gain. Hospitality industry vet Carolos Tomazos rose through the restaurant ranks among the culinary elite while mana...

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Community Amore

For decades, Fritto Misto has served up tasty Italian specialties to the South Bay in a simple and convivial atmosphere Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason Robert Kerr grew up in Napa in the 1960s— then a small town where he and hi...

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Baja Moment

Born from south-of-the-border surf trips and frequent stops for fresh, local street-style food along the beautiful Baja peninsula, SOL Cocina Playa Vista brings wood-grilled tacos, just-caught seafood and other fare one imagines cooking over a driftwoo...